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Amberson frowned. “Not such detail as you’d find useful. You are to be provided with five hundred guineas in a mix of specie and bank notes. HIMS Notus awaits you at the Dover towers.”
“Notus?” Kitchens stared at Amberson. “West African station. Just back from Strasbourg after the incident there with the Silent Order. Last known contact with Ottweil. I thought her captain and crew were being debriefed.” He paused. “At length.”
That was a polite way of saying that Captain Sayeed of HIMS Notus had been in a special interrogation unit at Pentonville prison these past weeks, his men held in isolation in brigs at Gosport.
“Notus.” Amberson looked haunted. “She’s to be used, and her captain and crew. You’ll have warrants for their necks, Kitchens. Admiral’s Mast has been held in secret. There’ll never be a question asked if they don’t come back.”